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University of Exeter Medical School

 Alice Garrood

Alice Garrood

Research Fellow

 01392 72 3460

 College House 1.09


College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


As a Research Fellow, Alice is currently leading a project looking at the need for personalised treatments within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and a study mapping the access to mental health services and support for parent carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). 

Alice formerly worked as a Research Fellow at the Medical School, on the implementation of the Healthy Parent Carer Programme, supporting the health and wellbeing of parent carers of SEND, and the DECODE feasibility trial of a system which used predictive modelling to estimate the probability of dementia. 

Prior to joining the College for Medicine & Health, Alice worked for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) as a Research Delivery Manager, overseeing an extensive portfolio of studies across a number of disciplines, including; Ageing, Mental Health, Dementia, Neurodegeneration and Neurology. As part of the role, Alice collaborated with a number of voluntary, health and private sectors, both on an individual and institutional level, including acute and mental health trusts, researchers, academics and pharmaceutical companies, on a regional, national and international level. 

Before this Alice worked as a Clinical Lead for the Devon Partnership NHS trust, facilitating the successful delivery of a wide portfolio of studies within dementia and mental health. Alice has also worked in several clinical roles, within acute and primary care settings with people experiencing both mild to moderate and acute mental health problems. She has clinical training in Cognitve Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focussed Therapy (BSFT), and is an experienced rater in several psychometric and cognitive assessments.


  • Diploma - Psychology (Conversion for Postgraduates), The Open University, 2011
  • PG Cert - Primary Care Mental Health, University of Plymouth, 2006
  • BA Hons - Fine Art (Contextual Practice), University of Plymouth, 2004                                                     

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Research interests

I am interested in the evaluation, implementation, and development of evidence-based interventions for improving the health and well-being of children and families.​

Research projects

Current Projects:

  • Healthy Parent Carer Programme
  • SPaCE – Support for Parent Carers in England


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Journal articles

Garrood A, Bjornstad G, Borek A, Gillett A, Lloyd J, Brand S, Tarrant M, Ball S, Hawton A, McDonald A, et al (2023). Healthy Parent Carers: Acceptability and practicability of online delivery and learning through implementation by delivery partner organisations. Health Expect, 26(5), 2050-2063. Abstract.  Author URL.

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